If you were given a blank map of the United States, would you be able to correctly name every state?
Yes, states & capitals.
Remember, Vermont is sorta V-shaped, and the other one is New Hampshire.
Animaniacs have a great song for that. Even adults can learn it!
Yea I do pretty good until I get to the NE States.
I've played a game online where u have to place the states on a map. Can get most of them. Only the southern states I get confused. But only on a few.
just did it right now so i didn't have to look at those abysmal results again...34%??? There are foreignors that know more about our country than some of us..
I don't believe these results. I doubt more than 5-10% could name them ALL! Is there a way to actually test this via SOH?
Nope. I have to ask my son about all those big square ones off to the left. Flyover country. <duck and cover>
Obama said 57 to be precise
Easily. I love geography/maps and could probably point to 90% of the world's countries a well.
Did he say there were 56 states. I don't remember that, I remember Obama saying we had 48 or something like that as a joke.
I have met quite a few Californians that believe Los Angeles is your capital.
There's books written on Bushisms. You have to dig for something said even before the 1st election & he corrected himself
LOL! This coming from a Californian!
I know I'd get about 90% not sure I'd pull 100% its been a while since studying a map
A fun game to name all 50 is try doing all of them in less than 5 minutes. You'd be surprised how tough it can be unless you memorized that song from when you were a little kid.
And the capitals and the largest cities xD
We have such an intelligent and wise president
Guess Obama didn't learn that song ????
Yep. All 56 of em
My kids and I do this for fun, to pass the time in the car.
I was always at top of my class with states and capitals...but not so sure I could remember them all now....:(
I might have a shot if I had some sort of spellcheck.
Even though I answered yes, I'm surprised so many others did too. I know a lot of people who think Philadelphia is a state and Alaska is in Russia. (I'm not making that up.)
I've always loved geography. Played with globes and puzzle maps when I was little.
I wouldn't be able to do it because I grew up in Mexico, moved here after high school and they don't make people study the US map for the citizenship test. I know where some states are (the easy ones) but I should really learn the rest.
I've tried over the years, to learn them ALL, positively. A few of "the squares" always stumped me. I still occasionally confuse a couple, but not often. I answered "no", though. I liked Katniss' answer & I'm naming the littlest state up North, "Little Freezy". Lol
No because I have forgotten, but! I can still sing the 50 nifty United States song! I know all the names alphabetically. Now how do I visually place it on a map...
It could also prove that users of this app have a different level of education, intelligence, awareness and/or interests than much of the country.
I did it for my weather and climate class So I know I can do it.
It's not really that difficult.
Thank you Montana and Alaska for holding out and being honest.
I would bet my life that the majority of the nation could NOT do this. All this poll proves is that most of the nation underestimates how difficult this is, or that they are just lying about it.
Pretty sad how many liars are saying yes.
Kinda sad how many no's there are
Is there a time limit?
I just finished memorizing the provinces of Ancient Rome at the time of Trajan (when it was the largest). The least I know how to do is name the 50 states. pssh! EASY!!
Quite easily, yes. I love geography.
Of course, I'm a Show of Hands user!
People are so funny. I love people.
Lol TQ! I'm so glad I'm not the only one! First time I drove in Tampa and Clearwater I was completely turned around because I'm so used to the water being to the east and north (live south of a bay). I didn't realize how heavily I depend on the water to keep my bearings until then.
Virginia Beach I thought the Atlantic seem pretty tame where we were at. My poor husband got his directions mixed up. He's used to the sun setting over the ocean not rising over the ocean.
On the way home when we stopped at a rest area I had to point out on the map our hometown, Dallas and Oklahoma. Only after I held one finger on Dallas, one on OKC and had her hold one on our town did she get it.
Then half way home she was convinced we were lost because we were in Austin.
Yes, give me a map, and I'll prove it.
I live by the Oregon sand dunes so the waves aren't really big when they come ashore. There a place called Shore Acres is south of us and the waves break on the rocks and Clifts. After a storm is pretty awesome to see these huge huge waves break on the rocks is just beautiful. When we were in
I live in south Texas. In college a friend & I went to a concert in Dallas. While waiting to get in we were talking to the folks behind us who came from OKC. My friend was blown away and convinced that they had to have come even farther than us because "they came from another state."
Yeah, Susan, last time I went to Baltimore there was a guy on the plane that was completely and utterly convinced that we were going to land "in Washington." Obviously Baltimore Washington International must be in Washington, right?